DOMINATING this photo is an advert promoting a historic centuries-old town brewery.

Founded in 1750, Massey's Burnley Brewery Ltd closed in 1974.

This followed the acquisition of Massey's by Bass-Charrington eight years earlier.

The closure of the brewery brought an end to at least three centuries of brewing in Burnley.

This advert for Massey's alcohol beverages has been placed at the bottom of Sandygate, Burnley, in this mid 1920s picture from the Lancashire Telegraph's archives.

The prominent advertisement for Massey's no doubt owed much to the firm's brewery being located across the road, a few strides up Westgate.

Ironically, the shop at the left of the image, surrounded by advertisements for strong drink and for the Cross Keys pub in nearby St James' Street, was a temperance bar.